Sur is best known for the craftsmanship associated with boats or traditional 'Dhows'. Shipbuilding, particularly building wooden ships is a trade that is a part of Sur’s rich heritage. Sur is the second wealthiest city in Oman, with a population of around 120,000 residents. Sur is characterised by a typically hot desert climate, making it the perfect place to sunbathe on the exotic beaches indulge in some local delicacies. It has a lot of attractions to visit and experience the rich Omani culture. Sur is the base for many day trip destinations like- Ras-al- Hadd, Wadi Shab, Wahiba Sands and many more.
The Lighthouse, the Old town, Ayjah watchtowers are a few that must not be ignored. Other beautiful spots include- Sunay Silah Fort, Bilad Sur Castle, Dhow yard and also the great Fatah Al Khair.
Sur is an ideal location for all. It is best suited for those who have a keen interest in knowing the culture and heritage of different places. Explore the ancient city of Qalhat, appreciate the ancient architecture of 'Bibi Maryam Tomb', watch turtles laying eggs at Ras al Jinz Reserve, learn about the maritime history of Oman at the Marine museum, trek through the mountains to reach Wadi Shab, and so much more. Sur is a great place to immerse oneself in the unique atmosphere along the Corniche, and to enjoy the picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. Sur calls out to those who are willing to rest and explore Omani culture.
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